"New York, NY: The Happy Warrior expresses his pleasure at the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment as huge shipments of gin are made with the approval of the Federal Government for the first time in thirteen years." sound of Al Smith speaking. (partial newsreel).
February 14, 2006 Subject:
They don't make politicians like Al Smith anymore.
Reviewer:C. C. Elian
May 20, 2005 Subject:
This short illustrates how differently personas of politicians were presented to the public. No glitz or spin, just a straightforward position on the subject matter--which is still important today. Namely, what rightly is a subject for constitutional pronouncements. The intake of alcohol by individuals is clearly not one. Current events still relate to this issue of how far should constitutional reach go in private, as opposed to national, matters.
May 17, 2005 Subject:
Wait for It.............WHOOPEE!!!
New YorkÃÂs governor Al Smith pontificates briefly on the end of Prohibition. This clip should be placed in a documentary about the 30s right before scenes of drunken partying to Spike JonesÃÂ ÃÂCocktails for Two.ÃÂ By itself, itÃÂs pretty dull.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: *. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.